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Dr Sophie Taylor BSc (Hons), PGCLTHE, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I am a Senior Lecturer  in Developmental Psychology, a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

About

I graduated with a First class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology from Sheffield Hallam university in 2008 and then gained a funded PhD studentship at Sheffield Hallam University. I started as a lecturer in 2011 and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2015.











Teaching

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

Social Sciences and Arts

I am the module leader for the Level 4 and Level 5 Psychology of Development modules for BSc (Hons) Education with Psychology and Counselling students. I supervise Undergraduate Psychology and Postgraduate Developmental Psychology Research Projects and teach  on the following modules:

  • Psychology Practicals and Statistics (Level 4);
  • Research Methods Training (Level 5);
  • Academic Development and Personal Tuition;
  • Research Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology (Level 7)



Research

My current research focuses on Facebook use, mental health, empathy and self-esteem in early adulthood.

I am also part of a fibromyalgia research team in collaboration with Dr Penny Furness, Dr Kim Lawson, Dr Sarah Haywood-Small, Simon Ashe, Michael Steer and Kathy Vogt. We are currently analysing data from a large mixed methods online survey about effectiveness and acceptability of treatments.

My PhD Research investigated the development of social cognition and executive functions in late adolescence and early adulthood using a sequential design. I also assessed how mood and executive functions predict Social cognition.

Publications

Journal articles

Taylor, S., Furness, P., Ashe, S., Haywood-Small, S., & Lawson, K. (2021). Comorbid Conditions, Mental Health and Cognitive Functions in Adults with Fibromyalgia. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43 (2), 115-122. http://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920937429

Taylor, S., Steer, M., Ashe, S., Furness, P., Haywood-Small, S., & Lawson, K. (2018). Patients' perspective of the effectiveness and acceptability of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. http://doi.org/10.1515/sjpain-2018-0116

Furness, P., Vogt, K., Ashe, S., Taylor, S., Haywood-Small, S., & Lawson, K. (2018). What causes Fibromyalgia? An online survey of patient perspectives. Health Psychology Open, 5 (2). http://doi.org/10.1177/2055102918802683

Ashe, S., Furness, P., Taylor, S., Haywood-Small, S., & Lawson, K. (2017). A qualitative exploration of the experiences of living with and being treated for fibromyalgia. Health Psychology Open, 4 (2), 1-12. http://doi.org/10.1177/2055102917724336

Ashe, S., Furness, P., Taylor, S., Haywood-Small, S., & Lawson, K. (2016). "Not all in my head": a qualitative exploration of living with fibromyalgia and its treatments (Oral presentation). The European Health Psychologist, 18 (Supp), 695. http://www.ehps.net/ehp/index.php/contents/article/view/2048

Doherty, T., Barker, L.A., Denniss, R., Jalil, A., & Beer, M.D. (2015). The cooking task: making a meal of executive functions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00022

Taylor, S., Barker, L., Reidy, L., & Mchale, S. (2015). The longitudinal development of social and executive functions in late adolescence and early adulthood. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00252

Taylor, S., Barker, L., Reidy, L., & Mchale, S. (2012). The typical developmental trajectory of social and executive functions in late adolescence and early adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 49 (7), 1253-1265. http://doi.org/10.1037/a0029871

Theses / Dissertations

Taylor, S. (2014). The development of social and executive functions in late adolescence and early adulthood. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Barker, L.

Other activities

  • I am a member of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine.


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